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  • Power Query November 2014 update—Connect to Analysis Services, Salesforce and more! 

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    Excel Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 update for Power Query—packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for them (since we are in the Thanksgiving week). Before talking about new features in this update, we would like to invite you to complete a survey. It will take you only a few minutes and it will help us better understand what you like or don’t like about Power Query, how do you currently use it and what new features you would like to see in the future. Take the Power Query survey What’s new in this update? SQL Server…
  • Was Microsoft forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China?

    Microsoft - Bing News
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    IDG News Service | Nov 26, 2014 4:59 AM PT Microsoft may be have been targeted in a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion, at a time when the company is already facing an anti-monopoly probe related to Windows and Microsoft Office sales in the country.
  • Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

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    11 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update, expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the document mode in which a specific Web site should load, without changing a single line of code on the site itself. While the original Enterprise Mode provided great compatibility for enterprises on IE8, this new capability will help enterprises stay up to date regardless of the version of IE…
  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

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    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Bing vs. NFL Players for Bragging Rights on Thanksgiving

    Bing Blog
    matthewquinlan
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Over the past few months, Bing has correctly predicted everything from The World Cup to midterm elections, all with uncanny accuracy. Now, we’re turning our attention to the gridiron and arguably the best day for pigskin all year – Thanksgiving. You can check out our predictions below, but Bing isn’t the only member of the Microsoft family getting in on the turkey day fun. For the first time ever, NFL players simulated two of the league’s premier Thanksgiving Day match-ups in a series dubbed Xbox One Game Before the Game. For each matchup, NFL players from the Seahawks, 49ers,…
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  • Power Query November 2014 update—Connect to Analysis Services, Salesforce and more! 

    Excel Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    We are happy to announce the availability of the November 2014 update for Power Query—packed with lots of new features that we hope you will enjoy and thank us for them (since we are in the Thanksgiving week). Before talking about new features in this update, we would like to invite you to complete a survey. It will take you only a few minutes and it will help us better understand what you like or don’t like about Power Query, how do you currently use it and what new features you would like to see in the future. Take the Power Query survey What’s new in this update? SQL Server…
  • Take control of Black Friday and Cyber Monday with OneNote

    OneNote Team
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Black Friday and Cyber Monday are undoubtedly the most popular holiday shopping moments for knocking out a lot of holiday shopping in a few hours, while saving big in the process. But it can also be overwhelming. How can you make sure you’re getting the best deals? When do all the stores open? What’s the best strategy to divide and conquer the gift lists? OneNote can make your Black Friday and Cyber Monday planning a lot easier and have you in, out and on to some holiday cheer in record time. Saving the best deals These days, many stores post their sale ads online for easy browsing and…
  • Bringing a crazy idea to life—Building a foundation for innovation with Office 365  

    Office 365 Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:37 pm
    Today’s post about Office 365 was written by Stéphane Bancel, chief executive officer at Moderna Therapeutics. We started Moderna back in 2010 based on a crazy idea that we could use messenger RNA (mRNA) as a therapeutic platform to treat and cure d, flexibility, and scalability as we rush to build internal development teams and an ecosystem of global collaborative partnerships that foster innovation. That’s because our mRNA Therapeutics technology platform has the potential to help the body fight and cure diseases that are currently untreatable. So when we choose technology, we look for…
  • Block spam this holiday season with the new enhanced bulk mail experience in EOP

    Office 365 Team
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:00 am
    Chris Nguyen is a program manager and Shobhit Sahay is a technical product manager on the Exchange Online Protection team. From time to time, you might have received the same, annoying newsletters or coupons over and over again. The rate of such spam increases significantly specially during the holiday season. Recently, we promised to evolve the Exchange Online Protection (EOP) to protect against tomorrow’s threat, and continuing on our promise, we are pleased to introduce the enhanced bulk email experience in EOP. With this new capability, we are introducing a simple, intuitive control in…
  • Office 365 news round-up

    Jake Zborowski
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve been reminded how essential Office 365 has become to leading organizations in many different fields. In higher education, universities are using tools such as Excel and Power Bi for Office 365 to make data-driven decisions that can improve performance and competitiveness, help with funding, and support accreditation. Healthcare organizations are using Office 365 to transform their cultures, improve collaboration, and increase customer satisfaction. And the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor are the most recent…
 
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  • Was Microsoft forced to pay $136M in back taxes in China?

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:42 pm
    IDG News Service | Nov 26, 2014 4:59 AM PT Microsoft may be have been targeted in a Chinese government crackdown on tax evasion, at a time when the company is already facing an anti-monopoly probe related to Windows and Microsoft Office sales in the country.
  • Microsoft says it pays Chinese taxes after cryptic media report

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:33 pm
    Beijing: Software giant Microsoft said Wednesday that it pays Chinese taxes "consistent" with a China-US bilateral agreement, following a cryptic media report that a foreign company with similarities to it agreed to settle a multi-million dollar bill for ...
  • Microsoft-Backed Inlope Is An Interest-Based Local Social Network

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    Is there room for another social network in your life? Inlope, a Munich, Germany-based startup which was founded last year and has just launched its app reckons so. And it’s not alone — having persuaded Microsoft to cover its costs for a year while ...
  • Microsoft Lumia 535 First Look: A solid budget smartphone to watch out for

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:55 pm
    The Microsoft Lumia 535 has launched in India at a price of Rs 9,199. This is the first Lumia phone under the Microsoft branding and is being called as an ‘entry-level smartphone’, which means it will replace the Lumia 530 that was launched earlier ...
  • Microsoft believed to be company levied $137M in China tax case

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Microsoft may have been asked earlier this year to pay nearly $140 million for back taxes, a new report out of China claims. China's official news outlet, Xinhua, published a story this week saying that a foreign organization with a name starting with "M ...
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  • Announcing improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List

    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Today we are adding functionality to Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 as part of the November update, expanding the Enterprise Mode Site List introduced in April to give customers a new way to mitigate Web app compatibility issues. A new docMode section of the list enables IT to specify the document mode in which a specific Web site should load, without changing a single line of code on the site itself. While the original Enterprise Mode provided great compatibility for enterprises on IE8, this new capability will help enterprises stay up to date regardless of the version of IE…
  • November 2014 updates for Internet Explorer

    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 1:44 pm
    In addition to improvements to the Enterprise Mode Site List announced today, the November update also includes the following security related updates. Updates to out-of-date ActiveX control blocking As we shared back in October, and as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering a more secure browser, we have two updates to the out-of-date ActiveX control blocking feature going live today. Out-of-date ActiveX control blocking on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2 With the November update, out-of-date ActiveX control blocking is being expanded to work with Internet Explorer 9 on…
  • Living on the Edge – our next step in helping the web just work

    ieblog
    11 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Today we are rolling out a new Windows 10 preview build with significant Internet Explorer interoperability updates. In line with our commitment to interoperability and compatibility, this update includes over 2000 fixes for interoperability issues, support for 20 new platform features, and our new architecture for advancing interoperability and compatibility. We’re excited to be sharing this work at such an early stage in our development process and we look forward to hearing your feedback. We're also rolling out this preview build to users of our new RemoteIE service, available for…
  • Announcing RemoteIE: Test the latest IE on Windows, Mac OS X, iOS and Android

    ieblog
    2 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Update 11/12/2014: Windows Phone client preview now available for RemoteApp. Today, we’re excited to announce the preview availability of RemoteIE via Azure RemoteApp. This is a free service from Microsoft that allows you to run the latest version of Internet Explorer on the Windows 10 Technical Preview from your Windows, Mac OS X, iOS or Android devices, without the need to run a new OS or heavyweight virtual machine on your device. Going forward, this will be the recommended way for developers who are not running Windows 10 to test the latest IE preview versions. To get started,…
  • Making it easier for Enterprises to stay up-to-date

    ieblog
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:47 am
    As we shared in May, a top priority for Microsoft is helping customers upgrade and stay up to-date with the latest version of Internet Explorer. Today at TechEd Europe, we are making two announcements to help customers upgrade and stay up-to-date: Starting in November, we are expanding the functionality of the Enterprise Mode Site List for Internet Explorer 11 to include all document modes. We listened to customer feedback, and the list will now give better control over which document mode will be used for remediating Web app compatibility. Customers will be able to force Web apps to render…
 
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  • MHL releases Alternate Mode for new USB TYPE-C Connector

    Vijay
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    MHL, LLC has developed an MHL® AlternateMode (“Alt Mode”) for the USB Type-C specification. Using the MHL Alt Mode, a USB Type-C connector and cable can support the MHL 3 specification, which includes 4K video, multi- channel surround sound audio, HDCP 2.2 and is backward compatible with existing versions of the MHL specification. The MHL Consortium continues to advance the MHL specification to support additional capabilities and connectors, such as USB Type-C, ahead of industry demand.
  • Redmi 1S to Launch in India at Rs 5,999 on September 2nd

    Vijay
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:54 am
    MI India today announced that its second smartphone release, the Redmi 1S, will be on sale from 2pm on September 2nd at Rs 5,999/- and pre-registrations for device will begin on August 26th at 6pm exclusively through its e-commerce partner, Flipkart. Similar to the MI3, The Redmi 1S will be available only to those who have registered by midnight on September 1st at www.flipkart.com/Mi and they will be eligible to purchase the phone from September 2nd onwards. Redmi 1S is going to be powered with – 4.7-inch 1280 x 720 (HD) IPS display delivers superfine text and crisp photos. AGC…
  • Microsoft announce preview of DocumentDB & Azure Search

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Many applications use search as the primary interaction pattern for their users. Azure Search is a search-as-a-service solution that allows developers and cloud architects to embed a sophisticated search experience into web and mobile applications without having to worry about the complexities of full-text search and without having to deploy, maintain, or manage any infrastructure. With Azure Search, a developer can enable the power of searching data in their application, reduce the complexity around managing and tuning a search index, and get up and running quickly using familiar interfaces…
  • Alcatel OneTouch launch Idol Series and Hero smartphones

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Alcatel One Touch, a brand of TCL Communication and one of the top ten mobile phone manufacturing company in the world, today launched a new series of smartphones for its customers in India with a focus on south and west regions. The launch announced smartphones in two series; Idol and Hero. The two series consist of smartphones in the mid and high range and are targeted at consumers across various age groups. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Steven Zhao, Country Manager APAC – India Business Unit said, “We are delighted to launch our series of smartphones specially designed to cater to the…
  • Security and threat information exchange: Microsoft Interflow

    Vijay
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    Today, Microsoft announced the private preview of Microsoft Interflow, a security and threat information exchange platform for analysts and researchers working in cybersecurity. Interflow uses industry specifications to create an automated, machine-readable feed of threat and security information that can be shared across industries and groups in near real-time. The goal of the platform is to help security professionals respond more quickly to threats. It will also help reduce cost of defense by automating processes that are currently performed manually. Benefits of Microsoft Interflow…
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  • Bing vs. NFL Players for Bragging Rights on Thanksgiving

    matthewquinlan
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Over the past few months, Bing has correctly predicted everything from The World Cup to midterm elections, all with uncanny accuracy. Now, we’re turning our attention to the gridiron and arguably the best day for pigskin all year – Thanksgiving. You can check out our predictions below, but Bing isn’t the only member of the Microsoft family getting in on the turkey day fun. For the first time ever, NFL players simulated two of the league’s premier Thanksgiving Day match-ups in a series dubbed Xbox One Game Before the Game. For each matchup, NFL players from the Seahawks, 49ers,…
  • Not Travelling this Thanksgiving? Try a Virtual Family Visit Instead.

    ranjitchudukatil
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    With Thanksgiving just a few days away (and the winter holiday season right around the corner) thoughts turn to family traditions of years past. If you can’t make it home for the holidays Bing Maps imagery is a great way to spark memories of turkey dinner, snowball fights and watching football while you work off your “postprandial somnolence”  and this month we’ve released another batch of aerial 2D, aerial 3D and Streetside imagery from around the United States. Below, we highlight just a sampling of the new imagery. See the end of this post for a complete list of all the…
  • Bing’s new recipes features help you make the perfect Thanksgiving feast

    matthewquinlan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thanksgiving is almost here and that means two things, family and food. We understand how difficult it can be to cook such a huge feast. Whether you are looking for a new dish for this year’s table or for how to make stuffing just like your mom’s, Bing can help you find the perfect recipe. We’ve collected recipes from all of your favorite sites, this way you can look through all of them in one place. Click through our new carousel with large images to explore dishes until you find the right one. Our recipe card gives you plenty of information to decide if it’s what you’re…
  • Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

    ranjitchudukatil
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing Maps, like above – the colorful lines on roads let you know just how miserable or marvelous your commute is going to be. We also use traffic data to…
  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
 
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  • Blogs | The ASP.NET Site

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    ASP.NET Community Blogs. Recent Blog Posts. Subscribe via rss. RSS Feed. Recent Popular Tags.NET AngularJS ASP.NET ASP.NET MVC ...
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    26 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Read or subscribe to IIS blogs. Bill Staple's blog and other Microsoft IIS team blogs.
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    Learn more about the MSDN Blog Platform at the MSDN Blogs - Help blog! Provide Site Feedback on MSDN Blogs. Check on the status of the MSDN blogs at MSDN and TechNet ...
  • The Old New Thing - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    If you load a library with the LOAD_ LIBRARY_ AS_ DATA­FILE flag, then it isn't really loaded in any normal sense. In fact, it's kept completely off the books.
  • Developer Tools Blogs - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    MSDN Blogs > Developer Tools Blogs. Server & Tools Blogs > Developer Tools Blogs. Executive Bloggers. Scott Guthrie; S. Somasegar; Brian Harry; Steve Guggenheimer ...
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  • Bing vs. NFL Players for Bragging Rights on Thanksgiving

    matthewquinlan
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:15 pm
    Over the past few months, Bing has correctly predicted everything from The World Cup to midterm elections, all with uncanny accuracy. Now, we’re turning our attention to the gridiron and arguably the best day for pigskin all year – Thanksgiving. You can check out our predictions below, but Bing isn’t the only member of the Microsoft family getting in on the turkey day fun. For the first time ever, NFL players simulated two of the league’s premier Thanksgiving Day match-ups in a series dubbed Xbox One Game Before the Game. For each matchup, NFL players from the Seahawks, 49ers,…
  • Not Travelling this Thanksgiving? Try a Virtual Family Visit Instead.

    ranjitchudukatil
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:05 am
    With Thanksgiving just a few days away (and the winter holiday season right around the corner) thoughts turn to family traditions of years past. If you can’t make it home for the holidays Bing Maps imagery is a great way to spark memories of turkey dinner, snowball fights and watching football while you work off your “postprandial somnolence”  and this month we’ve released another batch of aerial 2D, aerial 3D and Streetside imagery from around the United States. Below, we highlight just a sampling of the new imagery. See the end of this post for a complete list of all the…
  • Bing’s new recipes features help you make the perfect Thanksgiving feast

    matthewquinlan
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Thanksgiving is almost here and that means two things, family and food. We understand how difficult it can be to cook such a huge feast. Whether you are looking for a new dish for this year’s table or for how to make stuffing just like your mom’s, Bing can help you find the perfect recipe. We’ve collected recipes from all of your favorite sites, this way you can look through all of them in one place. Click through our new carousel with large images to explore dishes until you find the right one. Our recipe card gives you plenty of information to decide if it’s what you’re…
  • Bing Maps provides more accurate trip times worldwide

    ranjitchudukatil
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:39 pm
    Bing Maps now provides more accurate trip times when calculating directions around the globe. Bing Maps now supports traffic-aware routing worldwide, including Clearflow technology that predicts traffic on roads that do not provide live traffic data. This technology has worked well in the United States, and now we will be using it in every country with Bing Maps traffic coverage. You’re probably already familiar with traffic flow in Bing Maps, like above – the colorful lines on roads let you know just how miserable or marvelous your commute is going to be. We also use traffic data to…
  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
 
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  • Microsoft rolls out Bing Maps traffic guesstimation worldwide - Engadget

    26 Nov 2014 | 7:05 am
    Microsoft rolls out Bing Maps traffic guesstimation worldwideEngadgetBing Maps users outside the US will now have a better idea of how long it takes to get from A to B, as Microsoft has just launched Clearflow traffic estimation around the world. The system works by taking live traffic data for main roads and surface
  • Apple Might Ditch Google For Bing In Safari - Know Your Mobile

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:57 am
    Know Your MobileApple Might Ditch Google For Bing In SafariKnow Your MobileApple has been trying to distance itself from Google integration for quite a while now. The first step was to use services such as Yelp and Wolfram Alpha as the default within Siri. Those weren't always the sturdiest services so Google sometimes had to Report: Google-Apple Safari Search Deal Expiring, Yahoo & Bing Want InSearch Engine LandApple may replace Google by Bing, Yahoo as default search providerZee NewsApple Expected to Ditch Google for Either Bing or YahooTechnoBuffaloReadWrite -OS Newsall 80…
  • Tube Talk: 'American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered' to be featured on PBS - The Rock River Times

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    A News CafeTube Talk: 'American Masters: Bing Crosby Rediscovered' to be featured on PBSThe Rock River TimesForgive me for jumping ahead a few days. I know Thanksgiving isn't quite upon us, but the Christmas season will soon be in full swing. Instead of marking the season with Black Friday shopping, I break out the Christmas tunes. Among my favorites are American Masters: Bing Crosby RediscoveredA News CafeDoc rediscovers Crosby's triumphs, tragediesNewsdayNew on Blu-ray: 'White Christmas'Rochester Democrat and Chronicleall 4 news articles »
  • Bing and Yahoo reportedly aiming to become default iOS search engine as ... - 9 to 5 Mac (blog)

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Bing and Yahoo reportedly aiming to become default iOS search engine as 9 to 5 Mac (blog)Both Yahoo and Bing have been included as user-selectable options in Safari for years now, but with Google and Apple constantly at one another's throats over some smartphone patent or another, the two companies now see the perfect chance to put ...
  • Google Search Maybe Replaced By Bing Or Yahoo On Apple Devices In 2015 - Android Headlines - Android News

    25 Nov 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Android Headlines - Android NewsGoogle Search Maybe Replaced By Bing Or Yahoo On Apple Devices In 2015Android Headlines - Android NewsAccording to the report, both Microsoft and Yahoo have already made pitches to Apple with Microsoft touting Bing as their option. As Bing is already the default search engine on Siri it might be wise to assume they already have an advantage over Yahoo.
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  • Microsoft sues IRS for details of tax probe contract

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Microsoft is suing the Internal Revenue Service in an effort to get details of an agreement between the tax regulator and a law firm examining how Microsoft tallied its sales between subsidiaries. The underlying tax matter is a big one for Microsoft. At issue is the IRS's look at "transfer pricing," or how companies charge for goods and services bought and sold between a company and its international subsidiaries. Microsoft says the IRS is looking over the company's income tax returns for its fiscal years 2004 through 2009. The IRS in May entered into a $2.1 million contract…
  • India on tap as first market for Microsoft Lumia 535

    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    Microsoft is poised to use India as the launch pad for its first post-Nokia smartphone, the budget-priced Lumia 535. The company's Indian unit teased a Nov. 26 event, featuring copious references to the number five --a key piece of its branding on the device announced earlier this month. The Lumia 535 will be the first phone to carry the Microsoft Lumia -- rather than Nokia -- name after Microsoft bought Nokia's handset business earlier this year. Some in the tech blogosphere have criticized Microsoft for not featuring an obvious flagship Windows phone device to go toe-to-toe with the…
  • Microsoft's Azure stumble a worrying one | Pri0

    20 Nov 2014 | 7:01 pm
    It's risky to play armchair psychologist. But it's probably safe to say that one of the things that keeps Microsoft executives awake at night happened earlier this week: the company's cloud stopped working. A good chunk of Microsoft's Azure cloud-computing services went offline for about 11 hours on Monday, disrupting service for Microsoft customers in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The BBC has a good rundown of how this hit some clients -- from preventing health care workers from accessing their email and documents to a social media startup's site going dark. It's hard to overstate the…
  • ISS pegs Microsoft CEO pay at $90.8 million, asks investors to vote no | Pri0

    20 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
    Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella was paid $90.8 million during the company's most recent fiscal year. That's according to an influential shareholder advisory firm, which is recommending shareholders vote against the pay package. Institutional Shareholder Services, which advises large investors on how to vote on corporate issues, says Microsoft shareholders should say no in the largely symbolic vote on executive pay at the company's Dec. 3 shareholder meeting. Of course, Nadella didn't actually take home just short of $100 million last year. Much of the discrepancy between the amount…
  • Senate rejects Microsoft-backed NSA limits [Updated]

    19 Nov 2014 | 11:46 am
    The Senate on Tuesday evening rejected a bill curbing the National Security Agency's data-gathering powers, a blow to Microsoft and a coalition of technology giants that had asked Congress to restrict the spy agency's programs. Microsoft, along with Apple, Google and a host of technology companies, posted an open letter this weekend urging the Senate to vote to limit the NSA's ability to gather bulk Internet and phone data. But in a vote largely along party lines -- with Democrats voting yes, and Republicans, weighing in shortly after their victory in this month's elections, opposed -- the…
 
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  • LiveSide is retiring, thanks for all your support!

    Kip Kniskern
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:19 am
    All good things must come to an end, and this blog is no exception. When Chris Overd, Matthew Weyer, and Harrison Hoffman founded LiveSide.net back in December of 2005 (LiveSide’s first post was on January 3rd, 2006, and my first post was 9 days later, on January 12th), Windows Live had just been announced, and our posts were all about Office Live, Windows Live Expo, OneCare, and emerging details about something called the “Windows Live Messenger Phone“. Since then, we’ve covered the birth and death of OneCare and Live Mesh and Windows Live itself, followed MSN Search…
  • The long, promising (and frustrating) history of Microsoft’s consumer file sync services

    Kip Kniskern
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:29 am
    Live Drive, SDrive, Project M, Folders, FolderShare, Windows Live Sync, Live Mesh, SkyDrive, OneDrive. Yes, Microsoft has been at this file syncing game for a long time. The company bought FolderShare back in November of 2005, and has been trying to get file syncing right ever since. This past week users were all in a huff because the latest build of Windows 10 Tech Preview changed the way OneDrive works on Windows 10, so much so that Microsoft took the time to respond publicly. Ed Bott posted on the issue late last week, documenting the flurry that’s been happening on UserVoice: In a…
  • Yahoo! / Mozilla search partnership: What’s Marissa Mayer up to?

    Kip Kniskern
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:48 am
    Yesterday Yahoo! and Mozilla announced a new 5 year partnership to make “Yahoo the default search experience for Firefox in the United States on mobile and desktop”. The deal will make Yahoo! the default search experience on Firefox in the United States, replacing Google. Google and others (including Bing) will still be available as alternate choices, and Firefox will use various other search products around the globe, including Yandex in Russia, Baidu in China, and Google (yes, Google) in Europe. Yahoo! press release does a lot to champion Mozilla’s newfound relationship…
  • Is Steve Ballmer going to be a problem?

    Kip Kniskern
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    If you thought Steve Ballmer was going to quietly leave Microsoft, move to LA, and just enjoy the sun and watch basketball, you might want to think again. The former CEO has been making sure his name stays in the lights, doing everything from donating to his alma mater Harvard, to touting machine learning, to granting interviews with Vanity Fair and ComputerWorld and the Wall St. Journal and CBS This Morning and just about anyone else who would listen, to bringing his, well, excitability to courtside at his newly purchased NBA team, the LA Clippers. One thing is clear, Steve Ballmer is not…
  • Windows 10 new build 9879 is on the way

    Kip Kniskern
    12 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    Although it’s been rumored for a while, Windows Insiders got confirmation today that the next build of Windows 10 Technical Preview, Build 9879, is on the way, via a tweet from Microsoftie Gabe Aul: Microsoft released the Windows 10 Technical Preview on October 1st, requiring interested parties to join a “Windows Insiders” program, and then released a new build, 9860, only three weeks later. It looks like we should have another new build in our hands soon, and that there may be lots of worn out “refresh” keys in the meantime. Stay tuned!
 
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  • Bah Humbug: Microsoft's affordable smartphone strategy dashes hopes for a ... - ZDNet

    26 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    ZDNetBah Humbug: Microsoft's affordable smartphone strategy dashes hopes for a ZDNetZDNet's Ed Bott questioned whether it was too late for Windows Phone back in September and even though I have been an advocate for the platform for years, I am extremely disappointed that Microsoft continues to ignore the high-end smartphone buyer with ...Microsoft launches Lumia 535 budget Windows phone for Rs 9199Economic TimesMicrosoft drops AT&T Lumia 635 smartphone to $39 -- off contractCNETMicrosoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM With 5-Megapixel Front Camera Launched at Rs NDTVTimes of…
  • Microsoft's giving 100 insanely good music albums away for free, selling box ... - PCWorld

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:55 am
    CNETMicrosoft's giving 100 insanely good music albums away for free, selling box PCWorldIt's not quite Christmas yet, but Microsoft's kicking off the season of giving with an insanely generous offer from Xbox Music and its Music Deals companion app. Make that offers: The company's giving away 100 full-length albums for free and 50 Get 100 free MP3 albums from MicrosoftCNETMicrosoft is Giving Away 100 Quality Albums for FreegroovyPostMicrosoft has starting issuing Windows Phone 10 builds to partnersWinBetaLiliputing -Ubergizmo (blog)all 21 news articles »
  • China 'fines' Microsoft $140m for tax evasion - Financial Times

    26 Nov 2014 | 3:12 am
    ReutersChina 'fines' Microsoft $140m for tax evasionFinancial TimesMicrosoft's fortunes in China have been dented after the Chinese government charged it $140m in back taxes and interest in a rare case concerning cross-border tax evasion in the country. A report in Xinhua, the official Chinese news agency, did not Microsoft to pay China $140 million for 'tax evasion'ReutersMicrosoft fingered as company forced to pay $136M in back taxes in ChinaPCWorldMicrosoft hit with $140m tax bill in China?ZDNetBloomberg -Re/code -GeekWireall 82 news articles »
  • Microsoft launches budget 5-inch smartphone, Lumia 535 - Deccan Chronicle

    25 Nov 2014 | 7:06 pm
    Deccan ChronicleMicrosoft launches budget 5-inch smartphone, Lumia 535Deccan ChronicleMicrosoft Devices on November 26 launched the Microsoft Lumia 535 with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 operating system and Lumia Denim, bringing the best Microsoft services to more affordable price levels. Offering five great integrated Microsoft ...Microsoft Lumia 535 First in Nokia Brand Eradication Strategy from RedmondInternational Business Times UKIt Took Microsoft 3 Tries Before Windows Was SuccessfulTIMEMicrosoft now offers the AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 for just $39, contract-freeGSMArena.com…
  • Microsoft Band customers get scrooged even before holidays start - Computerworld

    25 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    The Epoch TimesMicrosoft Band customers get scrooged even before holidays startComputerworldThree days after saying stock of its new Band smart wristband would be replenished throughout the coming holidays, Microsoft changed course. In an email to potential Band customers sent late Monday, Microsoft said "we no longer have any [Bands] ...Is Microsoft's Band Really Popular or Did They Underestimate Demand?The Epoch Timesall 5 news articles »
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    Craig Bailey

  • More on that Google Peaking idea

    Craig Bailey
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:36 pm
    Another excellent post (long, but worth the read) from Aaron Wall, discussing the ever-growing impact of Google on businesses – no matter how big or small – that markets themselves online (ie just about every business). Scary times. Not that this is new of course. The post More on that Google Peaking idea appeared first on Craig Bailey.
  • Well played Twitter, well played

    Craig Bailey
    15 Nov 2014 | 10:32 pm
    Twitter’s ‘strategy statement’ update last week really got the twitterverse going apeshit. But I suspect it was all a cleverly concocted distraction to divert journalists away from the much more obvious message: ie Twitter has no idea how they are ever going to make a profit. Here’s the internal discussion that probably transpired: “We need to craft a message so laughable it distracts everyone from our real failings” “Start with that Dilbert Mission Statement Generator” “That’s a good start, but not silly enough” “Add…
  • Office for iOS Goodness

    Craig Bailey
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Really cool to see that the Microsoft Office team are essentially making Office free for everyone to use on iOS (and soon Android). I really like this approach (as I’ve mentioned previously). And this on the back of the earlier announcement this week about adding Dropbox integration. Exciting times for any Microsoft watcher and user. My personal user experience so far is very positive. I’m using Word on my iPhone (yet another update) to edit docs in Dropbox and the process has been smooth and problem free. The only issue has been some missing fonts at times, but that hasn’t…
  • Frankly Speaking Podcast 100

    Craig Bailey
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Yay, the Frank Arrigo episode finally makes it to our ears. Although it is way too short… it feels as though Frank is just getting started and then the episode is over. Andrew Coates and Michael Kordahi also make appearances in the episode. And Grant Holliday‘s SSW TV session on the physical internet gets not one, but two shoutouts (so it must be worth watching). The post Frankly Speaking Podcast 100 appeared first on Craig Bailey.
  • Innovation: Idea versus Execution

    Craig Bailey
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:09 pm
    When it comes to understanding innovation, it’s easy to fixate on the idea, and neglect the execution. It’s why for example when Apple announced that their new iPhone 6 devices had NFC chips to facilitate their Apple Pay offering they were criticised for not being innovative, and instead just copying something many Android devices have had for years. “That’s not innovation!”, the critics cry. And when it comes to the idea, the criticism is valid, but when it comes to the execution, well, let’s see what happens. Because the key here will be whether Apple can…
 
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    Microsoft Europe

  • Managing cybersecurity risk in Italy: raising awareness & leveraging economic opportunity

    Jan Neutze
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    As the Italian Presidency of the European Union enters into its final stretch, cybersecurity remains a priority for both Italy and the European Union. This became abundantly clear during a cybersecurity policy workshop in Rome last week attended by leading security experts from academia, public and private sector. For Italy, this focus goes beyond leading (and hopefully concluding), the negotiations on the Network and Information Security (NIS) Directive, although clearly this is and remains one of the highest priorities of the Italian presidency. Italian negotiators of this dossier have…
  • Give your inbox a personality with Advanced Rules in Outlook.com

    MS Europe
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:13 am
    What kind of mindset do you have while inside your inbox? It’s almost impossible to keep emails at bay without a strategy of execution.  Learn how to organize your Outlook in the way that suits you best, whether you are the Bouncer, the Bestie, or the Umbrella.  Which Outlook personality are you? The post Give your inbox a personality with Advanced Rules in Outlook.com appeared first on Microsoft Europe.
  • Your brand is only as strong as your weakest shop window

    MS Europe
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:12 am
    Brand is one of the most important intangible assets in a retailer’s arsenal. And harnessing the power of a strong brand to drive customer loyalty is the ultimate aim for today’s large retailers. Those that manage to establish a base of long-term, loyal customers are rewarded with valuable shopper recommendations, opening the door to new sales opportunities and increased profits. Yet it’s not an easy nirvana to achieve – today’s discerning consumers want to be impressed. When heading to a store they expect it to be open, clean and enticing. They hope that staff will go the extra…
  • Conversations in Privacy

    Brendon Lynch
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:10 am
    Big data. The internet of things. The proposed new Data Protection Regulation for Europe. These are hot topics helping fuel rapid growth in the privacy profession overall in Europe; growth which was starkly evident at last week’s International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) EU Data Protection Congress in Brussels, a gathering of about 900 privacy professionals and policymakers. This annual conference, which Microsoft has been the primary sponsor of since it began five years ago, has quadrupled in size in the past few years and become an important venue for crucial dialogue on…
  • 3 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Enterprise Social

    MS Europe
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:34 am
    Enterprise social technology is rapidly moving from a “nice to have” to a “must have” on business buyers’ lists. It has drastically improved innovation, connected employees, and shortened project timelines. In this infographic, you will see the 3 reasons why Microsoft’s Enterprise Social solutions are equipped to help organizations reimagine how business gets done.   1. Engaged employees lead to higher profits. 2. Inefficient collaboration is costing you money. 3. Business growth comes from listening and adapting quickly. Find out more about Enterprise…
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    iThinkDifferent

  • Moto 360 Gets New Watch Faces, Custom Face Designer and More with Motorola Connect Update

    Imran Hussain
    8 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    Moto 360 is one of the, if not the best, Android Wear smart watches available in the market. Given the infancy of Android Wear as a wearable operating system, no watch is perfect at the moment but in terms of design and usability, Moto 360 ranks at the very top. Motorola has shown strong commitment(...)
  • The Curious Case Of Microsoft’s Ever Changing Brand Names

    Imran Hussain
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:09 am
    Whether you are a Microsoft fan or not, you can not deny that they are one of the top companies in the tech industry that has changed the landscape of computing through decades of innovation. Although difficult to believe, yours truly, is one of the long term Microsoft fans who have kept an eye on(...)
  • Likes App Lets You Download Your Favorite Instagram Photos and Videos on iPhone

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Likes app for iPhone allows users to download their favorite Instagram photos and videos directly to their iPhones, via a pretty graphical user interface.  Instagram is one of the hottest photo and video sharing social network nowadays but it does not allow users to download any content, even if it is their own. Likes makes(...)
  • Google Introduces Free Voice Calls From Hangouts on Android, iOS and the Web

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Google has finally begin migrating Google Voice to Hangouts by introducing free (and paid) voice calls on Android, iOS and the web. Google already had the calling feature available on their old Google talk interface but this feature took ages to appear in the new Hangouts apps and interface. The new calling feature in Hangouts(...)
  • iOS 8 Final Version Released To Developers. Install Now On Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

    Imran Hussain
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:32 am
    Apple has released iOS 8 final version to developers, for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. iOS 8 improves on iOS 7 by polishing the user interface and bringing much needed performance and feature improvements. Some of the major features in iOS 8 include feature additions to Messages, a new Health and Fitness App, improved QuickType(...)
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    Webmaster Blog

  • How Bing and Your Mobile Device Became Friends

    Vincent Wehren
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:38 pm
    As we discussed in Meet our Mobile Bots recently, Bing probes websites using device-specific crawlers to understand if they provide a good experience on different devices and platforms and to inform our mobile ranking algorithms. Today we are joined by Mir Rosenberg from the Mobile Relevance team to add some color to the subject by discussing a recent mobile ranking update that resulted from this effort. Enjoy!  – Vincent Traditionally, Bing wasn’t heavily relying on specific device and platform signals to provide web results to the user. You would get similar results on your…
  • Meet our Mobile Bots

    Vincent Wehren
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 pm
    In today’s post we are joined by Lee Xiong from the Bing Crawl team. Lee is going to discuss some new developments on the crawl front pertaining to mobile SEO.  Enjoy!  - Vincent We can all agree that mobile is the future. Actually, we can’t really say “mobile is the future” anymore. Mobile is the present. Mobile is now. With that in mind, it’s time to take a fresh look at some essential things from the ground up. Specifically, let’s re-examine all the work you’ve been doing to get crawled, selected, indexed, and ranked. This time though, let’s look at it through…
  • Quick! We’ve Doubled our Webmaster Sign-Up Credit!

    Vincent Wehren
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    For a limited time, we’re opening up our wallets to new webmasters: receive $100* in advertising credit for verifying your site with Bing Webmaster Tools + opening a new Bing Ads account. Two weeks ago I told you how to get $100* in free advertising credit by becoming a new Bing Ads user if you had a Bing Webmaster Tools account. As it turned out, many of you seized this opportunity to claim your ad credit, just in time for the holiday season. And for those of you who didn’t act yet: simply log into your webmaster tools account today and click the red banner at the bottom of your…
  • Building Authority & Setting Expectations

    Duane Forrester
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:51 pm
    Authority is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “a person or organization having power or control in a particular, typically political or administrative, sphere”. For our purposes, we also understand that “authority” conveys a sense of trust and influence. Searchers generally want authoritative sources to engage with. They want to be able to trust the sources they visit. Naturally, this means being an authority ranks pretty high on the “must do” lists for most businesses. But becoming an authority, as noteworthy a goal as it is, isn’t an easy task. Some folks simply start…
  • Not a Bing Ads User? Get $100 in Ad Credit to Become One!

    Vincent Wehren
    10 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    Since our June 2012 re-launch of Bing Webmaster Tools, many webmasters, site owners, and search marketers like yourself have joined our program and use the tools to stay up-to-date on how their web site is performing in Bing and Bing-powered search results. Millions of content publisher share their Sitemaps, Parameters to Ignore, and Crawl Preferences with us, allowing their websites to shine on Bing.com, Yahoo!, and other places powered by Bing — as all of these things help us to more successfully connect their content to searchers worldwide. As such, Bing Webmaster Tools is certainly an…
 
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    The Microsoft MVP Award Program Blog

  • Open Sourcing and ASP.NET with "The Scotts"

    MVP Award Program
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:48 am
    We sat down with Scott Hunter and Scott Hanselman from the Web Platform and Tools division to catch up on what's new in open sourcing and ASP.NET (Please visit the site to view this video)
  • MVP Perspective - Connect();

    MVP Award Program
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:10 am
    Last week, Microsoft reinforced its commitment to cross-platform developer experiences by open sourcing the full server-side .NET stack and expanding .NET to run on the Linux and Mac OS platforms. Microsoft also released Visual Studio Community 2013, a new free edition of Visual Studio that provides easy access to the Visual Studio core toolset. The announcements kicked off Microsoft’s Connect (); event, where the company released Visual Studio 2015 Preview and .NET 2015 Preview. “With billions of devices in the market today, developers need tools that target many different…
  • Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:

    MVP Award Program
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:41 am
    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Hardware Interaction Design and Development MVP Gian Paolo Santopaolo Universal Windows Applications Across Multiple Form Factors Devices: From 4 to 82 Inches:  From the entry on the market of Windows 8 on October 26th 2012 until now the number of devices equipped with the new operating system is growing rapidly to some hundred millions. From that date until today some other important concepts comes out: Windows 8.1 merging with Windows Phone 8.1, the Xbox ecosystem, coming up to July 22th 2014 when, Satya Nadella during the…
  • MVP Showcase Winners!

    MVP Award Program
    4 Nov 2014 | 3:35 pm
    What started as a small, side project has grown into one of the most popular events at the MVP Global Summit.  Over 65 MVPs from around the globe were selected to participate in the MVP Showcase held Sunday night.  Each presentation was unique, thoughtful and inspiring.   "Every one of the MVP presentations is different," said Showcase organizer and Microsoft Community Program Manager Kari Finn.  "The passion for their work, community spirit and drive to build unique apps, programs and platforms is what really makes this event succeed."    Attendees were asked to…
  • MVP Team Welcomes You to the MVP Summit

    MVP Award Program
    3 Nov 2014 | 11:54 am
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    DHA Today

  • Hanifia – For The Best Hunter Beef Burgers!

    DHA Today
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:04 pm
    When the world falls in love with the burgers and pizzas from the best international fast food joints; it is understandable. Firstly these joints have become part of the culture and are synonymous with fun. How so one asks? Simply because of the ideology of offering a family meal for everyone under roof which is […]
  • DHA City Karachi (DCK) Latest Plot Prices – November 2014

    DHA Today
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Review: October 2014 was dull as usual, we are in the middle of November and market is still in the same pace, even in some particular sectors prices touched new low price level. On the higher side prices are almost at same level. As during this time, there was Aashura Eve, and many things become dull […]
  • The Burger Shack

    DHA Today
    23 Nov 2014 | 11:13 am
    This is the time before the burger wars even began; the good old times when the best burgers were served at known fast food chains for the price of an arm and a leg, yet people thronged the outlets. It was during these simple times for the simple people that the burgers were elevated to […]
  • Golden Dragon Chinese Cuisine – Authenticity Begins Here!

    DHA Today
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    The culinary world is ever evolving since each new sunrise brings to light a new masterpiece created by the best chefs in the world. The media plays a vital role in this evolution by bringing it to the door steps of the people. The numerous cooking channels must be given the accolade for taking down […]
  • Broach Butterfly Abaya by ‘Bint-E-Ali’

    DHA Today
    22 Nov 2014 | 5:13 am
    Bint-E-Ali now offers a new broach butterfly look with an excellent flair for the ones who are looking for a loose modest outfit. This design is made by keeping the view of covering oneself in the best modest way. BA 02 is manufactured with the help of two types of fabric High quality georgette and […]
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    Windows Lifestyle

  • Reliable( and Unreliable) Hard Drive Manufacturers

    AJ
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    The Hard drive is the most convenient way to store digital data whether it online or offline. There are many big hard drive manufacturers, and everyone claims to make a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Freely Backup and Restore SQL Server Database from Anywhere using SQLBak

    AJ
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Backup plays an important role in ensuring the longer data availability as it helps user to restore lost, damaged or corrupted data when disaster strikes. Many organizations tends to rely Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Lost Your Data or Partitions? Now Get It Back Using Hetman Recovery Software

    AJ
    31 Jul 2014 | 10:04 am
    A good day might eventually turn into a bad day when you accidentally lost or deleted an important partition of your hard drive. Losing an entire partition would be a Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • Tips to Design a Professional Ecommerce Website

    Nitin Agarwal
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:14 am
    Professional Ecommerce Design Every ecommerce site must be designed by an experienced professional to get a neat ecommerce design. Web stores are designed to increase profits for businesses, but these stores Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
  • EaseUS Partition Master Free Edition – Review

    AJ
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:21 pm
    Windows users provided with functionality to resize, copy/move, change drive letter name etc. to customize their PC and managing the storage drive efficiently. The utility known as ‘Disk Management’ makes Check full article at WindowsLifestyle.com
 
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    Business-Inspired Technology Solutions - The Aptera Blog

  • Interstellar Inbound Marketing: Why Your Biggest Draw May Be Your Job

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Earlier this week, I stopped working to pull up a website and watch other people work. Sure, those people were making history by landing a craft on a speeding comet, so the work is more exciting than what a lot of us do. But, for the people at the European Space Agency working on the Rosetta mission, that historic accomplishment was just an especially exciting day on the job.
  • Re: The Application Formerly Known as Lync

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    12 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Dear Colleagues,As you may or may not know, in addition to my role as Inbound Marketing Specialist here at Aptera, I’m also Head of Communications for our Microsoft Product Nomenclature Division. (It’s something we rarely talk about.) I’ve fallen behind on my duties, but thanks to our intrepid Online Surveillance Czar Jen Booth, I’ve been alerted to an upcoming change in software nomenclature.
  • 3 Trends CIOs Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2015

    11 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    In early October of this year, the tech research institute Gartner held a symposium in Orlando, Florida which featured a presentation by the company’s vice president David Cearley on the areas CIOs and IT professionals should be focusing on for their 2015 strategies. As he explained, “We have identified the top 10 technology trends that organizations cannot afford to ignore in their strategic planning processes.” Cearley’s list includes topics like the Internet of Things, 3D printing, smart machines, and the continuing growth of the cloud. But he points out that these ten areas fall…
  • Prezi vs. PowerPoint - The One Thing Neither Side Wants You to Know

    Alex Jonathan Brown
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:12 am
    Everyone’s been stuck in a meeting that feels straight out of Dilbert - listening to a pointy-haired presenter read straight off his slides, holding a conference room full of people hostage with information that should have been communicated through an e-mail. People are quick to blame the presenter for this colossal waste of time, but they’re just as quick to point fingers at the presentation software - and that’s usually PowerPoint.
  • How Much Does a Website Cost?

    7 Nov 2014 | 11:36 am
     The best answer to the question, as you’ve already guessed, is “it depends.” It can be anywhere from ten bucks to north of $300,000. If all you want is a personal website that requires practically no hosting capacity, services like WordPress and SquareSpace can fix you up for as little as $8 a month—or $24 a month if you need to use ecommerce. (You can maintain a personal blog for free.) These websites are only going to offer you the most basic functionality and minimal storage capacity. You’ll have a really tough time integrating your site with other systems, and you won’t…
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    Nuts & Bolts Speed Training

  • PowerPoint For iPad – How To Pick Up And Apply A Custom Color

    Nuts & Bolts
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Inconsistent formatting is one of the classic mistakes that makes PowerPoint presentations look unprofessional and sloppy. And the problem in PowerPoint on your iPad, is that you're very limited in what colors you can use because you can't create custom/precise colors (i.e. RBG, hex...). But there's a simple yet awesome work around! So here's how to apply custom colors in PowerPoint on your iPad.
  • How To Create A 3D Pop-Out Picture Effect In PowerPoint

    Spicy Presentations
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:59 pm
    If you’ve ever wanted to spice up the pictures in your PowerPoint presentations, a clever PowerPoint trick for doing so is to create the “out of bounds” effect or 3D pop-out picture effect, which you can pull off directly within PowerPoint (no Photoshop required). That’s right, you can create all of the 3D “out of bounds” […]
  • How To Bring A City Night Scene To Life With PowerPoint Animations Animation City Night Scene Tutorial

    Spicy Presentations
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:14 pm
    In this advanced PowerPoint animation tutorial, I’ll show you how to create the city night scene below with moving cars and blinking city lights using the motion path and grow/shrink PowerPoint animations. All you need is a little skill and creativity! This city night scene animation is fairly straightforward and can be broken down into three […]
  • How To Protect Your PowerPoint Presentation By Turning Everything Into Pictures

    Nuts & Bolts
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:53 pm
    Sometimes a PDF just isn't good enough when you want to protect your PowerPoint presentation. Maybe your client insists that you send your presentation as a PowerPoint file so that they can go through it slide by slide in Presentation Mode on their computer. How do you do this while making sure that the content of your presentation isn't easily edited or copy/pasted?
  • How To Use Objects As Triggers For Appear And Disappear Animations In PowerPoint

    Taylor Croonquist
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve ever seen a presenter make things appear and disappear onscreen during a presentation and wondered how they pulled it off….your days of wondering are over. This is also the exact trick we used in our previous Pop-Up Text Effect post…everyone asked how we did it, so here it is! How We Did It To […]
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    The Outlookers

  • Skype is now integrated in Office Online For now it is only...

    20 Nov 2014 | 9:01 am
    Skype is now integrated in Office Online For now it is only available in Word Online and PowerPoint Online though but at least it gives a little more consistency with Outlook.com and OneDrive.com
  • Could Bing's backend go open source ?

    17 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Before Satya Nadella came into position, many investors wanted Bing, among others divisions, to go away. But Bing itself is a plateform powering many apps and services offerd by Microsoft, such as the former Bing apps, now rebranded as MSN apps, as well as Cortana. Could Microsoft open source Bing’s backend ? Would it make sense ? Looks like Neowin has heard this is currently being discussed internally. After all, Microsoft just opened the .NET framework and announced new APIs for Office 365 and Outlook.com What will be open sourced if plans do materialize? The details are…
  • Microsoft adds precisions about OneDrive in Windows 10

    14 Nov 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Given how many people have reacted to the evolutions planned for OneDrive in Windows 10 Microsoft has sent some explanations ; Response from OneDrive team group program manager, Jason Moore : Wanted to jump in here and address some of the questions and feedback we are getting about the changes we rolled out yesterday. As we look at the next version of OneDrive, we are working very hard to make sure it provides the best experience possible for our customers, and a big part of that is getting the sync model right. We hear the feedback on placeholders, and we agree that there many great…
  • Skype launch a Web app on Skype.com

    14 Nov 2014 | 7:43 am
    Currently tested to a limited number of testers : Skype for Web makes it quicker and easier than ever before to connect with friends, family and colleagues around the world, for free – directly from Skype.com. It’s perfect if you prefer using the web rather than an app: perhaps you’re sitting at a computer that doesn’t already have Skype downloaded. Or maybe you’re on the go and using an internet café or hotel computer whilst on vacation where you can’t download Skype at all. Using Skype for Web makes it more convenient to get to your conversations. Have you been…
  • Microsoft is killing OneDrive's best feature...

    13 Nov 2014 | 12:15 pm
    For.Windows 10 Microsoft is reconsidering the way OneDrive is presenting files and folders. It’s a huge step backwards to many people, me including From the Windows blog : We’re also introducing changes to how OneDrive syncs your files in this build. In Windows 8.1, we use placeholders on your PC to represent files you have stored in OneDrive. People had to learn the difference between what files were “available online” (placeholders) versus what was “available offline” and physically on your PC. We heard a lot of feedback around this behavior. For example, people would…
 
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    windows10update.com

  • Windows 10 Gets Another New Patch, For Internet Explorer

    Fahad Ali
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    The updates probably have stopped for the year, but the patches keep coming! Microsoft have just launched another new patch for the preview version of Windows 10. Only this time, the intention is to fix an issue with IE. This is the second security update to arrive this week for the upcoming OS, following what was called the November Update for Windows 10. While the previous refresh addressed a BSOD issue that some users were reporting, this one has to do with the Flash Player on Internet Explorer. As Gabriel Aul reveals in a tweet: #WindowsInsiders another patch is available as of now.
  • Most Windows 10 Users Have Chosen The Slow Ring

    Fahad Ali
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    One thing you just have to love about Microsoft is the little nuggets of information they drop about Windows 10 users and the Windows Insider program. Regular little nuggets of information. Right after releasing the newest build of the Technical Preview to the slow ring, the company has done just that — provided a few details about the users that have signed up to receive these preview versions, and how they’ve done it. It appears that most users opt to stay in the ‘slow ring’ when it comes to receiving new builds. This, Redmond says, is by far the more successful of the two rings,…
  • Windows 10 Build 9879 Now Rolling Out Slow Ring Users

    Fahad Ali
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:31 pm
    As promised last week, Microsoft has started offering Windows 10 build 9879 to users enrolled in the slow ring of its preview program, and this new version is now available to all. Nothing in the form an announcement on the official Windows blog, but the post on the Insider Hub confirms that this particular version has been released to the slow ring. Microsoft also has a new survey in place for those in the Windows Insider program. Trying to gather feedback for these releases, no doubt. Originally scheduled for arrival last week, build 9879 for slow ring users was delayed by a little, in…
  • Microsoft Releases Windows 10 ISO For Build 9879

    Fahad Ali
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Finally, a brand new Windows 10 ISO. As promised, Microsoft just released the ISOs for the newest public build of its upcoming operating system, build 9879. This new version was released a few weeks back. Back then, the company promised that it would be compiling and releasing ISO files of these (and future) builds, but only when that particular version is available for download to users in the slow ring. Well, that time is here and now. Do bear in mind that this is the standard edition of build 9879, not the Enterprise edition that launched earlier this month. You can grab the ISOs for the…
  • Windows 10 Build 9879 Gets A Patch, November Update

    Fahad Ali
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:02 pm
    The November Update to Windows 8.1 has been chalking up headlines for Windows 8.1, and now Windows 10 build 9879 also gets it in the form of a new patch. You can read up on the November Update, also known as Windows 8.1 Update 3, and what exactly it brings here, although it has also been creating some issues for users of a certain antivirus product. In any case, Windows 10 gets it in the form of KB3019269. And it fixes the 0xAB bluescreen issue that some ‘fast ring’ users have experienced after deploying this particular preview build of the operating system. Microsoft plans to test out…
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    eyeonwindows.com

  • Windows 8.1 App Watch: Word Drop

    Fahad Ali
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Another word game. But a really well made one, at that. Conveniently titled Word Drop, this is one of the best such titles available for Windows 8, if not the absolute best. Things are nice and simple here — you use the available letters to build words on the board. This is done by linking […] The post Windows 8.1 App Watch: Word Drop appeared first on .
  • Microsoft Vying To Become The Default Search Provider On All Apple Products

    Elaine Lee
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:05 pm
    It’s not often you hear the word vying in technology, but that is exactly what Microsoft and Yahoo! are up for right now, at least as far as the search engine domain is concerned. With Apple’s deal with Google for the default search position on iOS expiring next year, the company is said to be […] The post Microsoft Vying To Become The Default Search Provider On All Apple Products appeared first on .
  • Complete List Of Microsoft Black Friday Deals

    Fahad Ali
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The season of giving nears, but first it is the season of taking. Taking on some of the best deals. Full details of Microsoft Black Friday deals are no out, and they are a joy for fans. Redmond is gearing up for a rather big holiday campaign this time around, with a cornucopia of discounts […] The post Complete List Of Microsoft Black Friday Deals appeared first on .
  • VLC For Windows Phone Closed Beta Launches Today

    David Blair
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:50 am
    VideoLAN is hard at work on VLC for Windows Phone, and though the anticipated multimedia application has seen its share of delays, we are close to launch. So close that the developers are now gearing up for a closed beta test of the app. And they are seeking Windows Phone testers to try out this […] The post VLC For Windows Phone Closed Beta Launches Today appeared first on .
  • Windows Phone Lumia Denim Update Ready For Launch

    Fahad Ali
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:56 am
    Microsoft have confirmed that the Windows Phone Lumia Denim update is now waiting for carrier approval, meaning the refresh could be here anytime now. The official word is still soon — we don’t have a set date or anything. But this much is confirmed that the new version is now ready and raring to go, […] The post Windows Phone Lumia Denim Update Ready For Launch appeared first on .
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